“Planning a Zero-Waste Event” will be the theme of a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at ETSU.The event is hosted by the Boone Watershed Partnership, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the ETSU Department of Geosciences.

The program will be held from 9-11 a.m. in the Forum room on the third floor of the D.P. Culp University Center.

A “Zero-Waste Event” provides leadership in protecting the environment by significantly reducing the amount of waste and valuable resources that are sent to landfills. Rather than burying materials, these events collect them and divert the disposals for reuse, recycling, and composting.

The keynote speaker is John Homa, solid waste project manager with the City of Knoxville. Homa has played a key role with environmental teams in the creation of office solid waste recycling programs in three TVA corporate office locations.

To register, visit www.boonewatershed.com or email zerowaste@boonewatershed.com. For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, contact Ingrid Luffman at (423) 439-7551 or luffman@etsu.edu.